The PlayStation 4 is going to be set with a release coming up really fast. It will be released in 2013 as it had been stated before. There is now an official date. It is now going to be on the shelf for November 15, 2013 barring any delays. It is the next generation console and the one that will compete with the likes of the Xbox One and the Wii U.
The price of the console will be $399. It may seem high but gamers will buy a console for the right price and it might be within that range. The only way to really determine if the price is worth it would have to be looking at what is being offered whether it’s the hardware or perhaps one of the single most important elements in a video game console and that’s the game. The price that Sony has put out is cheaper to that of its counterpart, the Xbox One, which is due to come out in 2013 as well.
Much like every console, there are going to be launch games that will be available for purchase whether it’s a store that’s selling games or even going as far as having digital downloads. Some examples include games like NBA 2K14. There is also Madden 25 and that’s naming a few. While those are sports games, those are merely examples of games that will be coming out.
At this moment, there may not be backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 but it could very well appear in the future. It seems to be a feature that does appear in the video game consoles. Sony had done this in the past. With the PS2, it was compatible with some PS1 games. The same could be said for the PS3. The PS4 should consider doing that or if they cannot, perhaps create a system that could allow buying older games from previous consoles at reasonable prices. Almost like its own Virtual Console and attempt to emulate it as well as possible.
In conclusion, the only thing about the PS4 that is true is that it is Sony’s chance to rebound following the PS3 failure of not generating enough sales to compete with the previous generation. Remember, just because it didn’t win in the seventh generation battle does not mean that it was a terrible console by any means. The eighth generation is going to be very intriguing. The key for the PS4 has to do with the games. Should they release top quality games that are available that no other consoles has, it should give them a boost.